Hans Schlemmer

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Dipl.-Ing. Johann "Hans" Schlemmer
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Born 18 January 1893
Nesselwang
Died 26 June 1973(1973-06-26) (aged 80)
Bad Kreuznach
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–45
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held 134. Infanterie-Division
LXXV. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Dipl.-Ing. Johann "Hans" Schlemmer[Notes 1] (18 January 1893 – 26 June 1973) was a highly decorated General der Gebirgstruppe in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the LXXV. Armeekorps.

Biography[edit]

Hans Schlemmer was born on 18 January 1893 in Nesselwang, Bavaria.

He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans Schlemmer surrendered to Allied troops in Italy in 1945. Schlemmer was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht references[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording English translation
18 October 1943 Die von Generalleutnant Schlemmer geführte sächsische 134. Infanteriedivision verdient für ihre hervorragende Haltung bei den schweren Kämpfen nordöstlich Gomel besondere Anerkennung.[4] The Saxon 134th Infantry Division led by Lieutenant General Schlemmer, earned for their excellent attitude in the heavy fighting north-east of Gomel special recognition.
9 February 1944 Bei den schweren Abwehrkämpfen zwischen Pripjet und Beresina haben sich die unter Führung des Generals der Artillerie Weidling kämpfende 36, und 134. Infanteriedivision unter den Eichenlaubträgern Oberst Conrady und Generalleutnant Schlemmer hervorragend bewährt.[5] In the heavy defensive battles between Pripyat and Berezina, have the divisions fighting under the command of General of Artillery Weidling's 36th, and 134th Infantry Division, under the Oak Leaves bearers Colonel Conrady and Lieutenant General Schlemmer, proved to be excellent.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 260.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 307.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, p. 584.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 30.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch – Zwernemann [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color III Radusch – Zwernemann] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 978-3-932381-22-5. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 2, 1 January 1942 to 31 December 1943] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Conrad von Cochenhausen
Commander of 134. Infanterie-Division
12 December 1941 – February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Rudolf Bader
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Anton Dostler
Commander of LXXV. Armeekorps
2 July 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none